subcortical

adjective sub·cor·ti·cal \ ˌsəb-ˈkȯr-ti-kəl \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of subcortical

: of, relating to, involving, or being a part of the brain below the cerebral cortex
  • subcortical lesions

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First Known Use of subcortical

1899


Medical Dictionary

subcortical

adjective sub·cor·ti·cal \ -ˈkȯrt-i-kəl \

medical Definition of subcortical

: of, relating to, involving, or being nerve centers below the cerebral cortex
  • subcortical lesions
  • subcortical sensation

subcortically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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